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Johannes Thingnes Bø won the World Cup for the fifth time

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Johannes Thingnes Bø won the World Cup for the fifth time

WINNER: Johannes Thingnes Bø is the best of all in biathlon. Photo: Gian Ehrenzeller / AP / NTB

With one race left in the season, youngest brother Bø is crowned World Cup champion for the second season in a row.

Saturday 16 March at 11:11 p.m

Only older brother Tarjei Bø could beat Johannes Thingnes Bø in the start of the season in the battle for overall victory in the Biathlon World Cup.

The 30-year-old led with 92 points at Tarjei Bø before Saturday’s race and wild secure overall victoryIn the Biathlon World Cup, first place gives 90 points, second place gives 75 points and third place gives 60 points. The points gap gets smaller and smaller the further down the results list you end up. if he finished ahead of his brother. There was no case for the ironing.

– I am delighted. What a “fight” against Tarjei. It’s the worst yellow jersey I’ve won mentally, says the winner to NRK after the finish.

– It has been nice to fight against Tarjei, but I know how good he is. In this fight, I don’t know who I had chosen to fight against now at the end. He has been so good and stable.

– It has been a lovely “fight” and one we have never had in our careers before. I am proud to beat Tarjei because he has been insanely good this year, Thingnes Bø praises his older brother.

Tarjei Bø was fifth at the start of the hunt.

SPRINT KING: Tarjei Bø won the sprint cup overall on Friday. Photo: Jeff McIntosh / Pa Photos / NTB

After Thingnes Bø’s first sprint win of the season on Friday, he was able to go first at the start of the chase on Saturday evening in Canmore in Canada.

The biathlon king missed three times lying down through 12.5 kilometers and four times standing, but no one was anywhere near as fast in the track as Thingnes Bø.

With a lead of over a minute, he could easily afford the three misses – and rightly so.

– Then it’s in a box. Overall victory in World Cup number five is in the works! exclaimed NRK’s ​​commentator Jann Post when Thingnes Bø went out of the final shooting towards his 84th World Cup victory in his career.

The victory also means that Thingnes Bø took overall victory in the hunting start cup.

– One of the best biathletes ever, said Post as he entered the race.

– It tastes very good. It is a tough fight for the yellow jersey, says Thingnes Bø.

– It is a mental game and coming out victorious is a fantastic feeling, he continues.

With that, Thingnes Bø passed the Frenchman Martin Fourcade in the number of World Cup victories and touched the same man in the number of podium places in the World Cup summary.

Now only Ole Einar Bjørndalen has more podium places with his 13.

Fourcade has seven overall wins, one second place and one third place. Thingnes Bø has five wins, two second places and two third places.

Earlier Saturday, Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold lost the yellow leader’s jersey in the World Cup to Italian Lisa Vittozzi.

There is a difference of 61 points between the two and it will all be decided on Sunday in the very last race of the season – a 12.5 kilometer joint start.

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